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Published September 25th 2016
Delicious gourmet burgers in South Fremantle
Missy Moos Gourmet Burgers in South Fremantle would have to be one of the smallest restaurants in Perth, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in taste.
I'd heard that the burgers were some of the best in town and my husband is always on the lookout for great ribs, so we gave it a try. My first impressions were that it is very unassuming, with its modest interior and limited space.
The menu features some very cute beef burger names, including The Cow Jumped Over the Moon, Humpty Dumpty and Little Boy Blue. Two Little Dickie Birds is just one of four chicken burgers available, and Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater is part of the vegetarian range, and a Knick Knack Paddy Whack is a fish burger.
Missy Moos must be one of Fremantle's smallest restaurants.
You can also order toasted Turkish breads, side dishes, homemade desserts, milkshakes and soft drinks. They also have a small range of kid's meals, including mini burgers, for just $9. Adults can also request to have any burger turned into the mini versions, which I thought was a great incentive if you don't feel like a giant burger.
Not being able to resist any style of American burger, I chose the Yankee Doodle for its cheese, onion, pickles, mustard and ketchup. It was everything I imagined it would be – beautiful, lean beef patty, slightly toasted bun and just enough ketchup, mustard and pickles to satisfy the palate. They don't come with chips, so you will have to order a side serve if you want them.
I struggled to find the ribs on the menu (I am due for new glasses) but given I had a meal voucher for ribs and chips, it must be there somewhere and there are signs advertising the meal, so my husband got what he came for.
Now, my husband is super fussy about his pork ribs. I blame an all-you-can-eat ribs joint in Amsterdam (pardon the pun) for pushing his expectation for ribs beyond comparison until the end of the time. So how did these ribs compare to those? Well, he finished the lot, which is always a good sign. They were cooked well, juicy and covered in a tangy, barbeque infused sauce and were served on a pile of chips. Unfortunately, they weren't as great as the Amsterdam ribs (they never are) but still highly enjoyable all the same.
We sat outside and ate while our daughter enjoyed a few bites while sat in the highchair. The interior tables and chairs are bar style stools and tables, which were a bit too high for our little one, but the exterior seating was just right. The service was friendly and efficient.
Missy Moos don't sell alcohol but are happy for you to bring your own. You can dine in or takeaway your burgers.
While it's not a fine dining experience, Missy Moos Gourmet Burgers offers good old-fashioned comfort food for a good price with great customer service.
I too am always interested in finding spectacular ribs joints and I notice you mention one in Amsterdam. Funny about that, because I have been going to a place in The Hague for over 30 years where the ribs are just the best and the most consistent in the world. Contrary to what others think I believe ribs should not have slow cooked, mushy meat that "falls" off the bone. You wouldn't want a T bone to be presented in that way. Meat is meat and should be chewed from the bone. That's exactly what you get in The Hague, with chips and salad thrown in.